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Pandora
Pandora is an inner satellite of Saturn. It was discovered in 1980 from photos taken by the Voyager 1 probe, and was provisionally designated S/1980 S 26. In late 1985 it was officially named after Pandora from Greek mythology. It is also designated as Saturn XVII. Pandora was thought to be an outer shepherd satellite of the F Ring. Pandora (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Short Description Pandora is an inner satellite of Saturn. It was discovered in 1980 from photos taken by the Voyager 1 probe, and was provisionally designated S/1980 S 26. In late 1985 it was officially named after Pandora from Greek mythology. It is also designated as Saturn XVII. Pandora was thought to be an outer shepherd satellite of the F Ring. Pandora (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Discovered by Collins, Voyager 1
Discovery date October, 1980
Type Moon
AddInfo Saturn XVII
Satellite of Saturn
Orbit Prograde
Rotation Synchronous
Apoapsis 06 142 315 km
Periapsis 06  141 125 km
Semi-major axis 06 141 720 km
Distance from Sun 01 9.554 909 au /06
Eccentricity 0.004 2
Orbital period 0.628 504 213 day
Orbital speed 02 16.38 km/s
Inclination to the equator 000.050°
Diameter/Size 02 80.6 ± 4.4 km
Dimensions 104 × 81 × 64 km
Mass 1017×1.371 kg
Density  0.49 ± 0.06 g/cm3
Surface gravity  0.0026 – 0.0060 m/s2
Escape velocity 02 19 m/s
Rotation period 0.628 504 213 day
Axial tilt
Albedo geometric 0.6
Temperature mean 02 78 K | −195 °C
Apparent magnitude 16.0
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